Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Genetic discovery brings new insight into autism

Connor, 12, and his bother Bryan Murdock-Gould,16, pose with their parents Lauretta and David Murdock-Gould at their home in Port Washington on Friday, August 03, 2007. (Newsday/Ana P. Gutierrez / August 3, 2007)

Autism may be passed on from mother to child in much the same way as Down syndrome is, researchers say. "This is about the most exciting thing that has ever come along," said Portia Iversen, who established the Cure Autism Now Foundation. "This is a different lens in how we look at it. Their work sheds new light on autism." Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.)

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